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Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

DANGER, AUTHOR … DANGER, AUTHOR … DANGER, AUTHOR
Heads up authors … when you sell your book as the author/publisher, you may no longer be at the top of the list of buy choices!

 
Three of my clients have reported in writing that they have been “snagged” in the Amazon re-positioning of where to buy book from. What I’ve found is that it’s not on ALL book pages, but it’s growing. One went to buy three copies of a …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 
 
It’s Halloween weekend … Let’s hope that lots of Treats are headed your way vs. nasty old Tricks. Here’re my three Treats to being an AUTHOR:
 
1 Writing a Book Seeds YOU as an Expert.
It doesn’t matter if its fiction or nonfiction, expertise grows. As a fiction writer, you become superb in research—whether it’s the theme, location or any other nuance. Think Tom Clancy—who did the media call in as the “go to” realistic expert when …

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10 BIG Reasons Why You Should Cancel EVERYTHING and be at the 3-Day Extravaganza starting this Thursday  

10 BIG Reasons Why You Should Cancel EVERYTHING and be at the 3-Day Extravaganza starting this Thursday  

This week delivers the seventh annual Author U extravaganza. And an event that is designed for both newbie and establishes authors to basically take their book to any level they envision.
Throughout the Extravaganza, attendees have the opportunity to interact with 30 excellent publishing service providers. That means that book designers, cover designers, editors, printers, publishing legal experts and experts in book marketing will all be there.
That means that you have the opportunity to basically get everything …

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The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The 9 Steps of Writing Your Book

The Stages of Writing and Creating Your Manuscript
 
1.       Write 50 to 100 words. Congrats … that’s a PARAGRAPH.
2.       Next, string 225 to 250 words … that’s a PAGE.
3.       Depending on your chapter length—remember, I’m a fan of “short is the new black”, create anywhere from 1,000 words to 2,000 words … that’s a CHAPTER.
4.       You are on a roll. Now, expand your creativity. How many chapters to you think are needed to deliver your story …

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Writers and Authors Should Celebrate the 4th of July Globally

Writers and Authors Should Celebrate the 4th of July Globally

Today is the 4th of July … a huge day in America. For Authors and Writers globally, join in our celebration of the FREEDOM of your words. The liberation for you as the writer … and the freedom that your readers savor for hope, encouragement and inspiration.

 
A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop …

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4 Critical Questions Authors Must Ask in Book CrowdFunding

4 Critical Questions Authors Must Ask in Book CrowdFunding

This week is my 4th Annual Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged event–3 awesome days that cover a variety of topics including the latest in authoring gizmos and gadgets and a variety of GamePlans that I work each participate through for Book Marketing, Speaking, Platforms and CrowdFunding–free money!  If you want to move you and your book to unbelievable heights, call my offices today and see if there are any spots left at 303-885-2207.
Book CrowdFunding isn’t …

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4 Essential Questions (plus 1 more) Every Author Must Ask (and Answer)

4 Essential Questions (plus 1 more) Every Author Must Ask (and Answer)

When in 4th grade (and that’s a long, long time ago), my teacher Mrs. Russell reminded her wide-eye students to avoid two words:  always and never.
Her words were ingrained in us and to this day, they gurgle up repeatedly in my thinking. In most cases, Mrs. Russell was correct. But there are exceptions.
When it comes to writing and books (and living), the “always” and “never” need to be tossed aside. I always ask authors a …

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